Proprietor of the Inn of the Idiot Sphinx, also serves as innkeeper on day shift.
Red hair. Yellow teeth. Braided, russet-brown beard. Earring on right ear (maybe 80gp?) Very hirsute arms. Laughs explosively and suddenly. Often startles customers.
Val was a soldier in the Bastion Legion against the last undead surge three years ago. He still has a slight limp in his left leg from the wight that bit into it.
He is a likable fellow and knows a few racial jokes (even the ones that poke fun at dwarves).
He refuses to sell Dwarven Fire-Ale in his inn. Bad experience.